Knit to Flatter: The only instructions you'll ever need to knit sweaters that make you look good and feel great!

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Knit to Flatter is about celebrating the body you have been given and creating sweaters that make you look and feel great. Part instruction manual and part pattern collection, Knit to Flatter teaches you how to assess your shape—top-heavy, bottom-heavy, or proportional— and then knit accordingly. With a great sense of fun and acceptance, Amy Herzog presents silhouettes and styles that work with each body shape, along with four ideal sweater patterns per category. She then provides patterns for 10 more sweaters ...

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Knit to Flatter: The only instructions you'll ever need to knit sweaters that make you look good and feel great!

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Overview

Knit to Flatter is about celebrating the body you have been given and creating sweaters that make you look and feel great. Part instruction manual and part pattern collection, Knit to Flatter teaches you how to assess your shape—top-heavy, bottom-heavy, or proportional— and then knit accordingly. With a great sense of fun and acceptance, Amy Herzog presents silhouettes and styles that work with each body shape, along with four ideal sweater patterns per category. She then provides patterns for 10 more sweaters with guidelines for customizing, so they can be tailored to flatter. Each pattern is written in up to 10 sizes, and the garments are photographed on models with genuine curves. No smoke and mirrors here. Just real beauty!

Praise for Knit to Flatter:

Knit to Flatter is $24.95 in the US, which works out to a little more than $1 per style, but you shouldn’t expect to make all the styles in this book. What you will get is great lessons on what looks best on you and why—terrific information you can use to your own best advantage. Some people might say that sort of information is priceless.” —My Central Jersey’s In Stitches blog

“Garment knitters rejoice! Knit to Flatter is the latest book by Amy Herzog, and its a mine of resources . . .” —Knit Edge magazine

“A knitter's manifesto!” — “Stash and Burn” podcast
 
“Every knitter that knits sweaters should own this book. The feeling of this book is 100% body positive. Go buy it already!” —Knitty.com

“I feel like this book is one that is so needed right now. There are so many luscious knitwear patterns being designed and released these days, it’s easy to rush into knitting everything that is popular. I know I’ve been guilty of that, and then disappointed in the end when the finished garment made me embarrassed to wear it in public. Getting more guidance on what styles would be more suitable seems like the smartest thing to do before investing a good chunk of change in a sweater’s worth of yarn.” —Sweet Georgia Yarns
 
“There is no doubt in mind that you are bound to fall in love with more than a few of these sweaters and the techniques that bring them into being.” —The A.D.D Knitter
 
“If you have not rushed out to buy this book you should.” —Blue Moon Fiber Arts
 
“What this book really is, is the girlfriend you take when you go shopping. The one who’s not afraid to say, ‘Hmmm maybe not those jeans, try these instead.’ We’ve got Amy. She’s going to help us all get over those numbers on the tape measure, on the scale, on the tag in our clothes and focus on what works.” —Savory Knitting
 
“Such self-assuredness is a gift we all were born with and deserve to feel on a daily basis. You wouldn’t think we needed a book like this, but we do. We’re lucky it’s here.” —Knitter’s Review
 
“I’m a little obsessed with knitters making sweaters that fit and look good on them. I was so excited when I got Amy Herzog’s new book.” —Knitty.com

“Gosh darn cute. the pink polka dot binding, the layout and graphic design of the book, the models . . . (i could go on & on), the book is just gosh darn welcoming, friendly, and like a great friend who always tells you the truth. it makes you feel awesome to see REAL women’s bodies in here.” —Luvinthemommyhood

“You pick a pattern and buy some yarn. One hundred and fifty dollars and forty hours later, you try on your freshly knitted sweater and . . . oh no. You vow to take up scrapbooking. Which is why we need Knit to Flatter. Kudos to the author and the production team for including models of diverse colors, shapes and sizes, creating a look book to which we can all relate.” —Vogue Knitting

“Amy’s collection is as beautiful as expected from such a talente

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Library Journal
There's nothing worse than spending countless hours on a handmade garment, only to find that the fit is horrible and unflattering. Knitwear designer Herzog, known for her online and in-person workshops on creating well-fitting knitted garments, compiles years of experience into this confidence-building book. After some self-analysis, knitters will easily be able to determine their own body type—top-heavy, bottom-heavy, or proportional—as well as sweater designs that complement each shape. Herzog not only shows each design on a model, she explains why the design works for that body type, allowing women of all shapes and sizes to find garments with similar elements. The directions for the sweaters are clear, and Herzog presents suitable modifications for each garment. VERDICT Featuring a variety of models and a beauty-at-all-sizes attitude, Herzog's positive, inspiring book will help knitters create attractive garments that make them feel gorgeous.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617690174
  • Publisher: STC Craft/A Melanie Falick Book
  • Publication date: 4/2/2013
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 142,326
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Amy Herzog is the creator of the Fit to Flatter online series (amyherzogdesigns.com), and teaches courses in yarn shops across the country. Her pattern designs have been published online at Twist Collective, in Knitscene magazine, and in the book Knitting It Old School. She lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    Excellent Fitting Guide for Knitters of all Sizes

    Amy has written an outstanding book for knitters who want to take a pattern that they like and style it for their own shape and size. She has step by step instructions for determining what styles naturally look good on your body. The photos in the book are numerous and well done. The models are not all young and thin either - although some of them are, so it is a book for everyone who wants to figure out why some sweaters that you knit look great on you, and others are a disappointment. I highly recommend it!

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  • Posted June 21, 2013

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    Good knitting techniques but not a lot of solid information

    Knit to flatter your figure? Yes, that's a good idea. The trouble is that Herzog really doesn't give a lot of solid information on proper measurements and fitting. These are wonderful patterns and the finished works look lovely on the very real women modeling them. But so little attention is paid to how these "knit to flatter" techniques are applied to other patterns. Herzog doesn't even get into the messy details of fitting a set-in sleeve, something that's important for a garment to look right as well as to fit properly. At any rate, it's a good first step and it will be amazing if most knitters really dig in to learn their measurements and how to knit to them.

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  • Posted May 24, 2013

    A must have for ANY knitter!

    Amy Herzog does an excellent job in taking the fear out of knitting garments for every body type. Great resource to have on your shelf. Highly recommended!

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